Health IT Business News Roundup for the Week of June 27, 2014

June 28, 2014 in News

MA, Financial Reports and Funding

Aldridge, a provider of IT outsourcing services, has acquired Clyde Bennett Associates, a reseller of EHR tools, for an undisclosed sum…KPMG, a consulting firm, will acquire Zanett Commercial Solutions, a health IT consulting firm, for an undisclosed sum…Physicians Interactive, a provider of online and mobile clinical tools, has acquired MedHelp, an online health community and health application site, for an undisclosed sum.

ZocDoc, an online physician appointment scheduling tool, is raising $152 million in a funding round from unidentified investors…CareCloud, a provider of cloud-based EHR and practice management systems and medical billing software and services, has received $25.5 million in debt financing from Hercules Technology Growth Capital.

Contracts

Allied Dental, a coalition of about 200 dentists in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has selected iMedicor‘s meaningful use attestation tools…New York-based Catholic Health has selected Perceptive Software‘s content management system…Sutter Health, a not-profit system of hospitals and providers in California, will deploy Orion Health‘s health information exchange…CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center in California has selected CareCloud‘s EHR and revenue cycle management systems…Mission Health in North Carolina has selected Cerner‘s health IT tools.

Product Development and Marketing

NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, a vendor of health care information system and connectivity tools, will partner with 3M Health Information Systems to provide an online ICD-10 education program…ChartSwap will integrate its cloud-based health information exchange with Jopari Solutions‘ health IT tools…MyMedicalRecords, a subsidiary of MMRGlobal, has signed a patent license agreement with Salutopia, a provider of clinical data aggregation, practice management and EHR tools and services.

Personnel

Lygeia Ricciardi, director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s Office of Consumer Health, will leave ONC on July 25…Erick Peters — former vice president of architecture and technology at Vangent, a provider of health IT and business systems for federal agencies — has been named vice president of solutions and engineering at Cognosante, a provider of IT services to health care organizations…Harry Totonis, former president and CEO of Surescripts, ┬áhas been appointed to the strategic advisory board at Genstar Capital, a private equity firm with investments in health care and other industries…Steve Hambleton — former president of the Australian Medical Association — has been named chair of the National E-Health Transition Authority.

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